As stated on the website of the Portuguese Presidency, the Member States reached last night a political agreement on the Draft Reform Treaty, during the informal meeting of the Heads of State and Government being held in Lisbon. The Reform Treaty will be officially signed on 13 December 2007, in Lisbon.
The latest text (October 2007) of the Draft Reform Treaty, as resulting from the work of the Intergovernmental Conference, is available on the IGC dedicated section of the Council’s website. As regards the judicial cooperation in civil matters, see our post on the changes made by the new Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (TFEU) to current provisions of the Title IV of the EC Treaty. For an analysis of the entire text of the Treaties, see the external links provided in our previous post here.